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'something dark & nefarious': google insider leaks docs revealing search engine 'blackli
Google appears to have maintained a 'blacklist' for dozens of websites on one of its mobile apps, as well as a 'fringe ranking' system that scored sites for "quality," according to documents leaked by a compa ... read more
army says secretive warfare training is planned in 21 north carolina counties. clearly more training
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indian health ministry seeks to ban e-cigarettes & curb 'gateway' vaping amid 900k tobacco d
Concerned that aside from the long-term health effects, e-cigarettes may encourage more tobacco smoking among youth, India's health ministry is reportedly urging the government to ban the production and imports of vaporizers. ... read more
woman's ear discomfort caused by brown recluse spider
A woman who went to a Missouri doctor complaining of water in her ear was shocked to be told it was actually a highly venomous brown recluse spider. ... read more
warning: getting shot through the tip of your penis may cause uneven erections, soreness (with possi
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msm ignores massive anti-sanctions 'no more trump' protest rallies in venezuela (videos)
Leading English-language news organizations have provided extensive and dramatic coverage of anti-government protests in Venezuela, but mostly ignored large-scale rallies against US sanctions, which took place over the weekend. ... read more
emiliano sala suffered toxic carbon monoxide poisoning before fatal crash — investigation
Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, who tragically died in an air crash in January, was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide while travelling in a private plane before it plunged into the English Channel. ... read more
rescue ship 'ocean viking' awaits port access in new migrant standoff
Rescue ship 'Ocean Viking' awaits port access in new migrant standoff ... read more
communities across the country reject automated license plate readers
Communities Across the Country Reject Automated License Plate Readers ... read more
hackers could steal personal info by "listening" to your keyboard, alarming study finds
Hackers Could Steal Personal Info By "Listening" To Your Keyboard, Alarming Study Finds ... read more
farmers get 2-3 years in jail for smuggling pig semen in shampoo bottles
Two pig farmers are facing years in jail for sneaking Danish pig semen into Western Australia in shampoo bottles on a mission to create an ultra-fertile "super sow" and take the pork industry by storm. ... read more
are you willing to surrender your brain to superpower computers? that matrix is real!
Are You Willing To Surrender Your Brain To Superpower Computers? That Matrix IS Real! ... read more
mysterious man with tv for a head leaves old sets on doorsteps of 60 homes (video)
A man wearing a TV over his head has been caught dropping old television sets at the homes of nearly 60 Virginia residents in the middle of the night and everyone is confused. ... read more
epstein update — all the world's a stage!
Epstein Update — All The World's A Stage! ... read more
epstein's lawyers unsatisfied with suicide ruling, promise own independent probe
The legal team of Jeffrey Epstein said they disagree with the medical examiner's ruling that their client hanged himself. Promising their own investigation into his death, they have demanded CCTV footage from his prison cell. ... read more
netflix being sued by "afflicted" series participants for defamation, fraud, and invasion
Netflix Being Sued By "Afflicted" Series Participants for Defamation, Fraud, and Invasion ... read more
s. korea to drop japan from 'white list' of trusted trading partners in tit-for-tat move
Seoul is to downgrade Japan's trading status amid an escalating trade war between the Asian nations. Tokyo earlier announced that it was dropping South Korea from its trade 'white list' and curbing the export of certai ... read more
gibraltar 'seeks to de-escalate' britain-iran tanker standoff
Gibraltar 'seeks to de-escalate' Britain-Iran tanker standoff ... read more
hearts are melting over little girl admiring a beauty ad depicting woman in a wheelchair
This photo of an enchanted little girl staring at an Ulta beauty advertisement shows just how much representation can matter for differently-abled kids. ... read more
california 'emoji house' for sale after neighborhood feud
A California home dubbed the "emoji house" after being painted with giant emoji images -- purportedly as an act of revenge against neighbors -- is being listed for sale. ... read more
88 students use contraption to play a single piano, break world record
A group of 88 British schoolchildren broke a Guinness World Record when they used a mechanical system to play a single piano simultaneously. ... read more
best of the web: facebook 'news': a bold step toward total control of reality?
Facebook's plan to hook ad-cash-deprived mainstream outlets on licensing payouts seems to be an attempt to hijack narrative control en route to total domination of the infosphere - the ultimate safe space, Zuckerberg-style. More t ... read more
'sowing discord' again? twitter wades into hong kong protests with hunt for 'chinese bot
In another high-profile purge, Twitter has announced the deletion of nearly 1,000 accounts from its platform, citing fears that "Chinese bots" are "sowing discord" in Hong Kong after months of heated protests there ... read more
sesame allergy more prevalent than previously believed
August 12th, 2019 By Nikki Harper Contributing Writer for Wake Up World New research out this week has found that sesame allergy is likely to be more prevalent than previously thought, with some 1.5 million children and adults in the ... read more
yemen separatist leader visits saudi arabia for talks on aden port standoff
Yemen separatist leader visits Saudi Arabia for talks on Aden port standoff ... read more
'the hunt' is over: universal scraps 'elites v. deplorables' movie after gun violenc
Universal has scrapped the release of 'The Hunt,' a dark satire that depicts liberal elites hunting down middle-American "deplorables" for sport. The decision comes after three mass shootings and criticism from P ... read more
facebook hiring editors to pick stories for 'news tab', that didn't work out well last t
Facebook will hire a "small team" of journalists to select featured content for its much-hyped 'News Tab' section, which the platform will begin testing across its US user base later this year. ... read more
trooper finds driver stopped on shoulder using eight phones for 'pokemon go'
A Washington State Patrol trooper checking on what he thought was a disabled vehicle discovered the driver had pulled over to play "Pokemon Go" -- on eight phones. ... read more
good news in history, august 19
This daily column features all the good news, anniversaries and birthdays from this day in history—August 19. ... read more
jeffrey epstein dead in apparent suicide
Tyler Durden - Needless to say, today's news is highly suspicious. ... read more
real madrid want psg assurances regarding injury-prone neymar before pursuing deal — report
Real Madrid's interest in securing a deal to take Neymar to the Santiago Bernebeu hinges on the club being given assurances over foot injuries which have been troubling the Brazilian in recent months, reports in the press suggest. ... read more
macron posts amazon fire photo that's not from this year, gets torched by brazil's bolsonaro
Across social media, people are sharing images of fires raging through the Amazon rainforest accompanied by cries for immediate action from world leaders. Emmanuel Macron answered, but with a misleading, old photo. ... read more